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  • The Social Network

    Our media engagement should reflect our faith and values. September 22, 2020 By Lt-Colonel John P. Murray
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    Salvation Army officer Lieutenant-Colonel John P. Murray discusses the responsibility of Salvationists to engage and respond to ideas and opportunities, but with an added measure of grace, balance and civility.
  • What’s in a Name?

    Three things that deserve the label “Christian.” September 17, 2020 by Darryn Oldford
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    Ascribing the label “Christian” to fantasy books or businesses does not sanctify anything, but rather markets a product in hopes you will buy it.
  • All the Single Ladies

    Why are women leaving the church at alarmingly high rates? September 11, 2020 by Captain Laura Van Schaick
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    What can the church can do to ensure that everyone feels loved, welcomed and accepted, regardless of marital status?
  • Final Words

    What happens when a candidate for Medical Assistance in Dying requests pastoral care? September 10, 2020 By Aimee Patterson
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    The Salvation Army stands firmly against Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). So, what happens when a corps officer is asked to go on a pastoral care journey with someone interested in pursuing MAiD? We start with love.
  • Good Fruit

    We live what we believe. Do we believe the earth is the Lord’s? August 21, 2020 by James Read
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    We say, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it” (Psalm 24:1), but do we believe it?
  • Porn-Proof Your Kids

    Immunizing a generation against online dangers. August 14, 2020 by Lt-Colonel Lynn Armstrong
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    Availability and access to pornography is overwhelming. Parents and caregivers, how do we be proactive in talking about pornography and teaching young children to be internet safe?
  • A New Playbook

    It’s time to seize the opportunity for vision and hope. August 11, 2020 by Commissioner Floyd Tidd
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought, COVID-19
    Over these past months, we have watched our world, our communities, our families and The Salvation Army respond to the new realities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. May this be remembered as the season when we, in bold faith, embraced the God-given international vision for The Salvation Army and created the much-needed new playbook for the present and the emerging future.
  • Pandemic Privilege

    We need to stay home, but home is not a safe place for everyone. August 6, 2020 by Captain Laura Van Schaick
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought, COVID-19
    While we may all be facing the same storm, many are riding this out in vastly different boats—our homes. For some, those homes are not safe spaces.
  • Beyond COVID-19

    Reflecting on what matters most. July 23, 2020 by Captain Laura Van Schaick
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought, COVID-19
    What if, rather than going back to normal, we used all these quarantine experiences to create a new normal?
  • #Cancelled

    Is it standing up to injustice or a mob mentality? July 16, 2020 by Alex Stoney
    Filed Under:
    Opinion & Critical Thought
    In a time where #cancelled is trending daily, Salvationist Alex Stoney says Christians are called to live out forgiveness culture, not cancel culture. He quotes James 1:19-20: “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires."
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